• Charlie Rangel Says Dead Soldiers Never Bothered Him (Unless They Were Black)

    The Congressman from New York has let some absolutely disgusting dribble fall from his mouth over the years. And just when you think you’ve heard the worst from Rep. Charles Rangel, he goes out and proves you wrong again.

    On Monday night’s edition of a barely-watched cable news program called The ED Show,  Rep. Rangel was on a panel discussing the repeated decision by New York Police officers to turn their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio. For the second time in a week, hundreds of NYPD officers attending a funeral for a murdered officer turned their backs on de Blasio as he delivered the eulogy.

    Charlie Rangel, being the unrelenting narcissist that he is, used the officers’ protest to compare his experience in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.

    “It’s awkward, because no one wants to be in the position that you’re not with your colleagues, right or wrong,” Rangel said. “I was in combat, and I’m telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform. And it does make a difference. And so, yes, the blue wall of silence has kept communities and minority communities apart for so long, so that even minority policemen don’t want to break that silence.” (Emphasis added.)

    The ease with Rangel allows his racial prejudices to fly off his tongue is sickening. Officers Rafael Ramos’s and Wenjian Liu’s race had nothing to do with their brethren’s decision to turn their backs on de Blasio. To suggest that race is a factor is asinine. And to admit on national TV (granted, MSNBC) that the only dead comrades that moved him emotionally during the Korean War were black soldiers is, well, I guess the type of bigoted talk we’ve come to expect from the Harlem congressman.

    Rangel is, thankfully, serving (he claims) his last term in office. And I’ve never been more excited for an election.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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